Being a mother is never easy. The journey to Motherhood might be enriching, but it is definitely a path laid with many complications. While many may suffer these complications in silence, there are few mothers, who are speaking about them to create awareness.
Here are some Bollywood celeb-moms, who haven’t shied away from speaking about the complications they underwent during their pregnancies.
1. Kajol Devgn
After getting married to Ajay Devgn in 1999, Kajol suffered a miscarriage due to ectopic pregnancy before having Nysa and Yug. Kajol and Ajay Devgn shared their inspiring story of fighting these complications with HoB:
“Over time, we began planning to have kids. I was pregnant during K3G but had a miscarriage. I was in the hospital that day because the film had done so well, but it wasn’t a happy time. I had another miscarriage after. That it was tough. But eventually, it worked out we had Nysa & Yug & our family’s complete. We’ve been through so much we’ve formed our own company, Ajay’s on his 100th film & every day we’re building something new.”
Recently, Kareena opened up about how her second pregnancy was much more difficult than the first one. Kareena has two sons – Taimur Ali Khan and. Jehangir Ali Khan. Talking about the difficulties of the second pregnancy, Kareena said:
“This pregnancy was extremely difficult compared to Taimur’s, which was a breeze. I had loved it, enjoyed it, and that gave me the courage to do it again. But this was different. I had bouts where I would sit down and think, ‘I don’t think I can do this, don’t think anything is going to be okay.’There was a lot of trauma in the last trimester mentally, of wanting to step out and do things.”
3. Shilpa Shetty
It wasn’t easy for Shilpa Shetty to conceive after Vivan. As per reports, after Vivan’s birth, Shilpa was detected with an autoimmune condition called APLA (Antiphospholipid Antibody Syndrome).
“So when I discovered I was pregnant for the first time, I was overjoyed. And then I had a miscarriage, and it was devastating. I thought I had never gotten pregnant again. And then, I was diagnosed with APL syndrome. Imagine someone as healthy as I was diagnosed with APLS, and I was very frightened. I feel, when you think of motherhood, it should be a very joyous experience, not a fearful one.”
In 2021, Dia Mirza and Vaibhav Rekhi got married and welcomed a baby boy, Avyaan Azaad Rekhi. Talking about her pregnancy complications, Dia said:
“A sudden appendectomy during my pregnancy and a subsequent and very severe bacterial infection could have led to sepsis and proven to be life-threatening. Thankfully, the timely care and intervention by our doctor ensured the safe birth of our baby via an emergency C-section.”
Even Gauri Khan and Shah Rukh Khan faced multiple complications before having Aryan Khan and Suhana Khan. In an old interview, SRK spoke about the complications the couples faced:
“Before my elder son Aryan, there were some miscarriages, but then when he was born, a couple of days were difficult. Suhana was a girl, so that was exciting, as Gauri and I both of us always wanted a girl first. But it happened the second time.”
6. Kiran Rao
Kiran Rao and Aamir Khan, who are separated now, also faced a pregnancy complication before becoming parents to Azad Rao. After losing the baby through miscarriage, the couple opted for surrogacy in 2011.
“Kiran and I lost our baby. Despite our best efforts, we were unable to avert a miscarriage. The last 2 months have been a struggle for us. Ki and I need time to heal.”
7. Sameera Reddy
Sameera Reddy, who has two adorable children, opened up about her struggle with postpartum depression.
“When I got pregnant with Hans, my son, I thought that I’d be one of those page 3 moms posing away for the shutterbugs with a perfect bump. But 9 months later, I weighed 105 kgs. And even as I held my gorgeous son, I didn’t feel happy; I slipped into postpartum depression.”